Our teachers are all credentialed educators and outstanding teachers who relate well to students. Your student will receive the highest quality instruction in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.


  • Dave Berger


    B.A., Political Science - UCSB Teaching Credentials (Math, Social Science, Elementary) - UCLA
    “Why do I teach? Turning confusion into clarity is very satisfying to me. I love watching students' confidence and self-esteem grow as their performance continues to improve."
  • Laura K. Brown


    PhD, M.A.., Philosophy – California Institute of Integral Studies. Undergraduate Studies – East Los Angeles Community College and UC Berkeley.
    "Few teaching experiences are as immediately rewarding as helping students raise their standardized test scores; students are rewarded with the skills they need to become successful test-takers and I take home the satisfaction of watching students gain confidence right in front of me."
  • Denise Miller


    BA, M.A., English - Occidental College J.D.- Loyola Law School
    "As a committed teacher in Torrance and Palos Verdes, I have spent 20 years bringing together two of my greatest passions - teenagers and the English language. My reward? Enjoying that "AHA" moment when students achieve understanding. Reducing stress, increasing success - It's what we do."

I learned a lot in the SAT Camp!

Student, Mission Vista High School

When I was in the fifth grade I was in accelerated pre-algebra. Dave Berger set up a strong foundation for the years ahead. I still apply his methods to my math.

Rachel H. Chung
student, Stanford University

Thank you so much for class today. The game was fun!

Student, Mission Vista High School

Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your hard work. Honestly, this has been the best SAT prep ever! I will most definitely recommend DB Academics to most of the underclassmen at my school.

Charlene Kim

DB Academics was highly recommended by other parents. We began working with them and my daughter’s grades in math improved quickly and dramatically. I found them to be very good at building rapport with the students and identifying their strengths and weaknesses.

Kathy Campbell

Thank you for your excellent test preparation course. It was extremely useful in preparing our daughter for her PSAT and SAT test this past fall. She scored a 219 on her PSAT and 2160 on her SAT.

Kristen Bartholomew

Thank you so much for all your time and knowledge these two weekends for both the SAT and ACT, I have learned so much!

Student, Dana Hills High School

Thank you so much for your guidance and unbound knowledge of SAT test taking strategy. I scored a 2260 on my October 2010 SAT. Thank you again. I could not have done it without you.

Mary Miao

You are such a class act! I was going to send you a similar email, but you beat me to it! You are wonderful to work with and passionate about helping the kids. We so appreciate you. It was so easy to find a replacement for myself because you are so easy to work with. Michelle will do a great job.

PTSA rep. at Dana Hills High.

DB Academics provides SAT preparation classes at Peninsula as a fund-raising venture for the PTSA. We receive consistent positive feedback from both parents and students. We are able to provide this resource to our students at a very reasonable cost.

Kathy Campbell
former vice president of Peninsula PTSA

I just want to let you know that Daniel did really well on the SAT. He scored 2150. We are really happy with his scores. Thank you for working with him!

Glenda Reiger

Thank you so much for today’s boot camp. It helped a lot and I feel a lot more prepared!

Student, Mission Vista High School

This session has helped me a lot in my math memory since I am only a sophomore.

Student, Trabuco Hills High School

Thank you, Dave Berger. Your expert tutoring of our son enabled him to score an 800 on the Math Level II exam. Your in-depth tutoring was very well paced and kept stress to a minimum. We really appreciate your work with our son.

Mary Carr

Thank YOU Dave for offering such a great program to our students. I will absolutely recommend you to everyone I talk to!

PTSA President at Dana Hills High

Thanks for a great class today!

Student, San Clemente High School

DB Academics is an outstanding tutorial service. My son could not be happier with his experience with D.B. Academics. He raised his scores by 400 points, giving him a great deal of confidence when applying to colleges.

Patricia A. Ix

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